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Contributor
Contributor

unable to remove a not empty(?) floder

Hi,

There is a folder where the virtual machine was once saved and removed. But I can't remove the floder.

[root@localhost:/vmfs/volumes/5e1fba9a-aabb012c-6d27-0cc47a1e5e22] rm -rf lede100

rm: can't remove 'lede100': Directory not empty

[root@localhost:/vmfs/volumes/5e1fba9a-aabb012c-6d27-0cc47a1e5e22] cd lede100

[root@localhost:/vmfs/volumes/5e1fba9a-aabb012c-6d27-0cc47a1e5e22/lede100] ls -lahs

ls: ./vmx-lede100-fcf15d3f42332c025a8c2f59239d8827ea401754-2.vswp: No such file or directory

total 1152

   128 drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       76.0K Mar 30  2020 .

  1024 drwsrwsrwt    1 root     root      112.0K Oct 25 07:16 ..

[root@localhost:/vmfs/volumes/5e1fba9a-aabb012c-6d27-0cc47a1e5e22/lede100] rm *.*

rm: can't remove 'vmx-lede100-fcf15d3f42332c025a8c2f59239d8827ea401754-2.vswp': No such file or directory

How can I remove these floders?

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Commander
Commander

Hey pikuer​,

What error do you get if you try to delete the folder from the Datastore Browser inside the HTML5 client?

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Contributor
Contributor

Delete Datastore File

Key

haTask--vim.FileManager.deleteFile-1479902626

Description

Delete the source file or folder from the datastore

State

Failed - Error caused by file /vmfs/volumes/5e1fba9a-aabb012c-6d27-0cc47a1e5e22/lede100

Errors

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Hey, hope you are doing fine:

Can you please check if the folder is empty?

Run this and share the output:

[root@localhost:/vmfs/volumes/5e1fba9a-aabb012c-6d27-0cc47a1e5e22] ls -al

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VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi

Please check if any of the processes is holding a lock on this folder:

lsof | grep foldername

ps aux | grep -i foldername